About University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi opened its doors as a small teachers’ college. Today, the University has grown into a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven institution with a proud history and an eye on the future.
Not only is Southern Miss a heaven for the arts, but the University maintains a tradition of success in both academics and athletics offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 180 programs through six degree-granting colleges. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and Online at Southern Miss.
The Southern Miss’ main campus is a place where learning, research and social engagement take place and the campus provides indoor and outdoor gathering spaces. The campus master plan provides a guide for enhancing the pedestrian experience, preserving historic buildings and providing open spaces. And sustainable practices are incorporated into the construction of new buildings to conserve energy while moving the campus toward the goal of becoming climate neutral by 2050.
The University of Southern Mississippi has a vision and aspiration to be a model student-centered public research university that prepares students to thrive in a global society by providing high quality programs and transformative experiences in a community distinguished by inclusiveness.